Watch Out – Vehicle Crime on The Increase..

I am writing to inform you that there has been an increase in various types of vehicle crime across Fenland and neighbouring forces. High performance vehicles are being targeted as vehicles of choice to be stolen (BMW, AUDI etc.), please ensure that if you are an owner of this type of vehicle please take a few minutes to read the following..
Please ensure that they are locked securely, make sure that your vehicles immobiliser is on, if you have additional alarms fitted that they are working and even consider a steering lock for added security.
Works Vehicles We are again seeing works vehicles being targeted, tools are being stolen from works vehicles, please try to make your tools less desirable to the criminals paint them pink and mark them with your details. Criminals want to take things that don’t belong to them and want to pass them on don’t make it easy for them.
Where possible remove tools from vehicles, I appreciate that this can be inconvenient and time consuming however surely loss of business disruption to customers is a bigger inconvenience. If you must leave them in the vehicle store them in a double locked heavy duty box, that is attached to the floor of the vehicle, use closed shackle padlocks, also double lock the van doors although this might seem unsightly its an added barrier where possible please park vehicle in a position that makes access difficult or impossible! Domestic vehicles Please could I remind you to take a few extra seconds to ensure no valuables are left inside your vehicle and that it is locked. Don’t let criminals win!

Thank you for taking the time to read the above. If you have any information regarding any of the above please contact us on the non emergency number 101 or you can call crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 Many thanks Julie Bailey Crime Reduction and Community Safety Officer Fenland.

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